News 2019 Archive


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Trustee Jean Hogg is hoping that someone in the East Midlands would be interested in being a Research Ambassador, working with others to support small - or large! - research projects in U3As across the East Midlands. There is a lot going on out there and it would be great to have someone who could spread the word.  Follow this link to read the Research Ambassador Role Description, and there is also information on the national website, under Resources/Research.  Please do contact Jean at  with queries or if you are interested in any way.

Regional Conference 2020 and U3A Day 2020

More information on the East Midlands Regional Conference 2020 - Making a Difference' to be held on Tuesday 21st April is now available, click here or on the image to read or print the poster.
National ​U3A Day 2020 is June 3rd. Have you started to plan for this?  We want it to be an exciting and interesting day. More information on the national website   Please join the Facebook page and see what others are doing and share you ideas. 

Woodhall Spa 10 Year Celebrations

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Woodhall Spa U3A's 10th anniversary celebrations were held on Thursday 7th November at The Coronation  Hall, Station Road, Woodhall Spa with 117 members and 4 guests attending.
Following a brief speech by the Chairman Les Wylde and the cutting of the anniversary cakes, the members enjoyed refreshments consisting of a choice of cake (death by chocolate, red velvet, lemon drizzle or gluten free lemon cake) and a glass of Prosecco or fruit juice, tea or coffee.

Members were able to socialise and enjoy the displays of activities put on by some of groups over the last 10 years, Military History, French, Ancestry, Quilting, Outings and the art group to name but a few. Photographs of the event are available to view on Flickr, click here.

A good time was had by all and the cake and Prosecco went down a treat!

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U3A Trustee for the East Midlands - Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Trustee Jean Hogg's Autumn Newsletter has news from the Annual Conference, information about U3A Day June 2020, an update from the Networks and a date for the 2020 East Midlands Conference.
During the Annual Conference regional session she raised the issue of how the role of the Regional Trustee continues to grow. As part of the Development Plan Trustees are looking at how best to support the Trustee in the regions and how some parts of the job could be shared.  To read the Autumn 2019 Newsletter follow this link here.

Wellingborough, Brackley and Whitwick U3As

Pictured centre during a very successful Open Day in August is Brackley U3A chairman Terry Pigott with Trustee Jean Hogg.  
During the Regional meeting at the Annual Conference Jean presented Wellingborough U3A with their 15 year certificate (left) and Whitwick U3A with their 10 year certificate (right).  Larger size images are available on Flickr.  To view click here.


U3A Trustee for the East Midlands - Summer 2019 Newsletter

Trustee Jean Hogg's Summer Newsletter has news from the Third Age Trust, updates on regional activities and a date for the 2020 East Midlands Conference.  In it she also says thank you to the various U3As that have made her so welcome over the last few months, including Hinckley, which was celebrating its 25th Anniversary and Higham and Rushden celebrating their 10th. To read the Summer 2019 Newsletter click here.


Wollaton U3A Certificate of Membership

Regional Trustee Jean Hogg presented Wollaton & District U3A chair Mike Johnson with the U3A's Certificate of Membership of the Third Age Trust.  The presentation was made during the U3A's June Monthly Meeting (certificate dated 17th April 2019).  Wollaton & District U3A is in Nottinghamshire.

Photographs from events such as certificate presentations and conferences are available on Flickr.  
To view click here.

U3A Trustee for the East Midlands - Spring 2019 Newsletter

I have now been a Trustee for seven months and this is my third Newsletter. It is so fantastic learning about all the activities going on in our Region, both in individual U3As and in the various Networks. So many of you work incredibly hard to ensure that the learning and laughter to be found in U3A continues to enhance the lives of so many.

To read the full newsletter click here

the winners

Leicestershire & Rutland Inter U3A Quiz Night

Fourteen teams from the Leicestershire & Rutland Group of U3As took part in a highly successful, fun quiz evening on 26th March 2019, organised by South Leicestershire U3A at the Conservative Club, Market Harborough.  Bob Morris was quiz master, taking team members through his 8 rounds of questions, encompassing his own take on life and sense of humour.  Homemade cake (some of it made by our own Bake Off celebrity, Frances Quinn) and drinks helped the grey matter to keep working.

Winners pictured left, more information on the Leicestershire & Rutland  website.

U3A Trustee for the East Midlands - January 2019 Newsletter

At the start of yet another new year, 2019, I would like to thank all those of you who are active within your own U3As, as well as in the Networks, for your commitment and hard work over the last year. We all know what a difference U3A makes to people’s lives, and without your efforts that would not be possible. Let us look forward to more learning and laughter in our lives in 2019.

To read the full newsletter click here

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